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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Queen For a Day

Queen For a Day

My sister, Lee Ann, turns 50 next week, and this is her birthday card. I posted it today because I have no self-control and the catalyst at Creative Therapy is "Favorite Relative," and the challenge at Theme Thursday is "Bright Colors." Also, Lee Ann's computer is down, and I know she won't see this post. So, shhhhh; it's a secret.

Lee Ann and I started this blog together two years ago, under the aliases of Alberta and Ava. She thought we should be anonymous to maintain our privacy, but we've since decided to come out as ourselves, and she now has her own blog(It Must Be Mice) Here's what our profile said two years ago, "We're Ava and Alberta: sisters, teachers, and artists. We've been dreaming together since we jumped off our chest of drawers, believing we could fly. Our closet became our spaceship, a magnolia tree our secret castle, and our grandmother's garden our enchanted kingdom. Our mother taught us the joy of creating and the art of nonsense. We learned embroidery on our grandmother's front porch and heard bedtime stories about sirens and gorgons and panthers stalking the woods at midnight. We believe in magic and silliness, in sisters and dreams, in lavender silk dresses and bottle trees, but, most of all, we believe in the strength of the creative spirit. We still believe we can fly."

Lee Ann has been my best friend since the day my parents brought her home from the hospital. My mother said she was for me, and I believed her. I still do. Lee Ann was the first person I ever took care of, the first person I ever made laugh, the first person I ever got in trouble with, the first person I ever drew a portrait of, and the first person to ever love me, no matter what. So, happy early birthday, Lee Ann. You're the best gift I ever got.

18 comments:

Sandy said...

Yes you are the queen of brighz colors Kathy.
This is again one of your wonderful art. Fantastic design. Love it.

Heavens2Betsy said...

What a wonderful tribute to your sister and to the relationship you share with her. Your card is funkalicious! penny

Kim Mailhot said...

Happy Birthday Lee Ann ! Your Sister Love is a beautiful thing, Miss Kathy.
Big Love to you !

Lori Saul said...

A gorgeous card Kathy with your glorious colors and sassy images. How great to have such a close relationship with your sister. She will cherish this card for sure!

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

Hi Kathy, thanks for hopping over to my blog...your collages are really great, you have your own style and I love your colour use...I espeaciallly love the "woman rarel behaved" one farthur down. I am going to 'follow' you and be back for a visit again:D

p.s. happy birthday to your sister.

Terri Kahrs said...

I remember that profile, Kathy, and your sweet words of love for your sister have brought tears to my eyes this morning. Yet, your gorgeous card filled with color has made my heart sing! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Janet Ghio said...

Oh Kathy,=-that is the most magical wonderful paragraph about your and your sister!! Your card is so great--love the colors!! Your sister will love it!!

Hermine said...

Fantastic

peggy gatto said...

You woke me up (8 am CA)!!!!!!
this is wowwwww!

indybev said...

Awww, Kathy. It's a lovely card, but such a lovely accompanying comment. LeeAnn is sure to shed a tear or two. I always wanted a sister. I appears you two have a special bond. What a blessing!

Kelly said...

beautiful collage!

Melanie said...

How sweet! Happy birthday to your sissy!

Faye said...

Such a gorgeous bright birthday card for Lee Ann. I know the card with its beautiful colors will be a keepsake for her. But really, Kathy, the tribute brought tears to my eyes. What you said was sheer beauty. I can just feel the love oozing out of every word you wrote. How very fortunate you are to have a sister who is so close.

On another subject, are we still "Go" for the auction for Haitian relief? And if so, could you run the particulars by again? For instance, will we know how much was bid so that we can declare that amount in mailing overseas? Thanks for being you.

Taluula said...

Ooooh this post has made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up Kathy. You share so much that is magic with us for which I thank you.

When I opened your blog I saw this wonderful card and my first thought was ooooooh such a wonderful vampish lady!!!! Your sister will love it.

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Ozstuff said...

I have a sister and somehow we are still friends in spite of being complete opposites. We can argue belligerently but still remain pals. I think your relationship with Lee Ann is a lot more peaceful. I love your card. The lady has ATTITOOD. Heaps of it. (Pssst ... do you think she will thank you for telling everyone she is 50?)

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I so love your birthday card and it is perfect for one turning 50. I love the way you use color my dear! Wishing you many blessings this week!

A Creative Dream... said...

My Best Wishes to Lee Ann for a wonderful birthday, I'm having my 50th in just a shade over a week, the card is GREAT, how lucky to have you as a sister!